Meghan King Edmonds of RHOC Reveals 13-Month-Old Son Hart Has Irreversible Brain Damage

In an emotional blog post, "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star, Meghan King Edmonds, opened up about her son Hart’s diagnosis. The heartbroken mother has chosen to see the situation in a positive light, calling her precious son a “gift.”

Meghan King Edmonds is a strong woman who loves her 13-month-old son unconditionally. 

The mother-of-three revealed that her son, Hart, has been diagnosed with minor Periventricular Leukomalacia “on both sides of his brain.” She also added that Hart is at risk of being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

In a blog post titled “My Hart,” Edmonds shared the details of her son’s heart-wrenching diagnosis. 

“From the minute he was born I knew something was different with Hart.  The nurses struggled to straighten his legs to measure his length.  He suckled hard, shallow, and often until I bled and he spit up black.”

A mother’s heart can tell when there is something wrong with her child. So when the doctors told her that there was nothing wrong with her son, Edmonds knew that something was not right.

Every doctor Edmonds went to told her that Hart was completely fine and there was nothing to worry about.  After visiting multiple doctors who told her that everything was okay, the weary mother begged a doctor for an MRI.

Little Hart was finally put through an elective MRI with anesthesia as his parents waited for the results. 

“I sat at a table with my husband for an hour as we waited for Hart to come out of the MRI. Tears gushed from my eyes as I blankly stared at the cars on the highway – but I wasn’t crying.  My husband asked me what he could do.  “Get me a Coke.”  Those tears were for a lot of things, but mostly the unknown and mostly Hart.”

The results did not surprise Edmonds but her husband Jimmy was shocked after hearing the news. The couple went out to dinner that night and talked about what they were going to do next.

“I explained to Jimmy how we are not somehow compromised or punished for having a child with special needs (whatever that may or may not mean!), we are BLESSED.  I will go on about this another time but just know that I do not see his diagnosis as anything but a gift: we were chosen to take on this special person.  I truly feel as if we’ve doubled down and won the underdog hand.  Truly.”

It is admirable how Edmonds and her husband handled the situation with grace instead of letting it get the best of them.  

We hope they can find the strength to deal with all the challenges that come their way. 

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